Skip to comments.Longshoremen clash shuts Northwest ports
Posted on 09/08/2011 8:09:11 PM PDT by Baynative
At least 500 Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview and broke out windows in the guard shack, according to Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha. As men wielding baseball bats and crowbars held six guards captive, others cut brake lines on boxcars and dumped grain, according to Duscha.
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Will justice be done? (Don't count on it. These are union thugs and democrat voters)
Let's not let this issue die. I've written the prosecutor and the AG.
“As men wielding baseball bats and crowbars held six guards captive, others cut brake lines on boxcars and dumped grain, according to Duscha”
But no laws were broken so there will be no arrests. /s
Send in the national guard. While the politburo destroys our economy and riles up the communist base (Hoffa), we need to prepare ourselves and our families. Not trying to sound crazy or extremist, but this is the reality we live in.
Johnny Friendly is running the waterfront.
If the law in Washington ignores this things will get much worse. They will be like a pit bull that has tasted blood.
Union GOONS doing what they do best !!
These are the thugs that Marlon Brando and Carl Malden were fighting in the 50’s film On the Waterfront. Hollywood would never make a movie like that today exposing the thugocracy of labor unions.
Our governor, Gregoire, is in the pocket of big labor. So the State Patrol probably won’t do anything. Our US senators are democrat, Patty Murray (’nuff said) and Maria Cantwell. Both Obama suck ups. It is entirely possible that no one will be arrested as a result of all this.
The ILWU is the old Communist Party USA controlled longshoremen’s union of Soviet operative and covert CPUSA member Harry Bridges and his merry band of marxists (Calif ILWU main CP union locals were No. 6 and No. 10).
While most of the old CP reds in the ILWU are dead or retired, their spawn are still far-leftists and violence prone (violence is a tactic that Bridges used to intimidate his opponents very successfully, and the Govt failed to put his red ass in jail).
In 1994,researchers John Haynes and Harvey Khler found proof in the Soviet Comintern archives that Bridges was one of 10 top covert CPUSA members that the Comintern International and the NKVD (successor to the KGB) trusted and used to carry out Soviet subversion and infiltration in the U.S. labor movement. (See Labor Studies, Fall, 1944).
Bridges was protected by a lot of powerful Americans, including congressmen, judges, professors, some of the media, etc.
Time to rip the red cover off his spawn and put them out of business as just plain criminals.
If anyone has any doubts about the union mob mind, read the comments on this article ( http://tinyurl.com/3eemsdd ) from the Tacoma paper. Pay special attention to the poster Kevin22262. He is a real piece of work.
Let 500 tea partiers try anything remotely like it, and they'd be charged to the hilt with conspiracy, kidnapping, assault etc etc.
But Da Unions do it and...nothing.
I guess they are starting to take the son of a bitches out
We would be sent to fema camp for re-education... Just saying!
Can you imagine what would happen if a group of angry parents held some teachers hostage for several hours over teaching practices or, sex ed or, some other issue?
http://www.thestand.org/2011/09/heres-why-longshore-workers-are-so-angry/ Crony capitalism raises its ugly head.
First off, this is a very big deal and it deserves a swift and substantive response from the local, federal and state legal authorities. The Federal judge came out today with tougher sanctions, so we’ll see if it is ramped up by the union thugs. Of course the union is saying they don’t have anything to do with organizing the walk outs and the violence. Something to watch carefully and it will likely get even more explosive.
Isn’t that kidnapping, and isn’t kidnapping a federal offense? Of course, even if it is, Holder won’t do anything about it.
You mean and modernizing and automating the loading equipment?
BTW, your suggested link's title is something about "crony capitalism raises its ugly head." Really?
All these thugs should be arrested for terrorism, vandalism, kidnapping, and a long list of other charges.
Why are these thugs not in jail?
That’s an interesting twist, indeed. It doesn’t alter the fact that the new contractor is union and now they are fighting with each other. Nor, does it alter the kidnapping and terrorizing of private security guards, vandalism and more.
No. I mean giving them special breaks not generally available to everyone. You can’t grasp that’s never works out?
Only a harbinger of things to come. Been reading about the last days of the old Weimar Republic lately - Quigley's Tragedy and Hope. Few people realize just how murderously violent those years were. Opposing factions were killing each other by the thousands. We're right on the edge of that here.
Still think you're free?!?
So in your mind EGT is somehow wrong for trying to run it’s business profitably. Did EGT do anything illegal? Did they break any contracts that they’d commited to?
The union thugs did do damage, commit violent acts, and break laws. They should go to jail and the union pay restitution.
If you union pinheads do enough damage to the firms you service, eventually they will go out of business or move elsewhere. Then, good luck finding a job - let alone a featherbed overpaid gig aka a union job.
You are all damn fools.... lazy, narrowminded, uneducated, pompous, and braindead fools.
Oh, by the way, after 35 years in engineering management, I have yet to see ANY value in unions... NONE. Basically the incompetent led by the criminal.
Absolutely not. These thugs should be dealt with. Also government picking winners and losers should be dealt with. They inevitably pick weasels to support.
Well cupcake, giving selected jerks special breaks is what Obama is all about.
They should settle this dispute in court. If the union is correct, they would get the wages as damages they would have otherwise earned without having to lift a finger.
I wonder if the dispute is about the possibility that the trains are unloaded at the port and then loaded onto the ships using some automated system. If a man does not have to actually handle the product, is it longshore work?
It won't be necessary.
I that part of Washington State most grown men have a CCW and, most of them won't put up with this sh!t.
It's as red neck as any part of Mississippi.
That's very succinct and quite accurate!
Unless he wants to start a trade war with them ("bring the factories back home for UNION labor!"); in which case the question is, does he realize it will quickly devolve into a cyber, then a shooting war; or are the above his actual aim?
>> As men wielding baseball bats and crowbars held six guards captive, others cut brake lines on boxcars and dumped grain, according to Duscha.
I can grasp that, but don’t agree with the link to pro-Longshoremen slant of this news story. You know, those are the thugs yelling about “crony capitalism” and the automation of the port facility that exports products made and grown in the US.
Yea, that’s what I said when I posted it. But isn’t it interesting the fat greedy finger of government is involved too?
I read the articles. It sounds more like the ILWU’s last hurrah.
This incident should have resulted in multiple union goon deaths.
Union contracts typically have a "Cannot work in your trade and state if there are layoffs (for the workers, the Union Boss is the last to turn out the lights when they plow the company under).
Some states will let the saps temorarily draw UI, which presents a conundrum if there's plenty of openings in non indentured servant firms.
The thing to be aware of in a thug commie - worker/business relationship is that the worker can work one day and the morning of that day, you can get laid off, and realize that you can no longer work in your trade without leaving the state.
No wonder "Union" is associated so often with "Thug", that'd piss off anyone...and today there's hundreds more workers that feed their family - *Union Rules*
Speaking from personnel experiences in 2 states.
Isn’t this the same dock that had hundreds of anti-war, anti-American maggots protesting and blocking the loading of tanks, trucks, and other sundry military equipment, on the MSC ships a few years ago???
I seem to recall some very similar tactics and actions by them at that time as well...
Longshoremen are the most grossly OVERPAID slugs in America.
” Let 500 tea partiers try anything remotely like it, and they’d be charged to the hilt with conspiracy, kidnapping, assault etc etc. ....”
“Free “ press......LOL!
2003, Oakland. In the runup to Iraqi Freedom.
Gov. Moonbeam was Mayor of Oakland. As I recall, he surprised everybody by dealing with them ruthlessly.
That was then...
I know, shameless plug, but it really does fit the situation.
I think we need to write to the judge. He started off strong, but is now caving. He should be fining the rioters something like $25,000 per day. (King County fined a friend of mine $25,000 per day over a Property Rights issue. He fought back and won, but if the govt can fine you that much, a judge could do the same thing over an injunction the goons ignored.) I think we should focus on the judge. He could put a top to this nonsense real fast.
I haven’t seen mention of a judge involved yet. Who is it? —I’ll write him.
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